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Michael Jackson may be buried in Muslim tradition - report

Pop icon may be laid to rest in accordance with the traditions of his new faith.

The family of Michael Jackson is considering a traditional Muslim burial for the pop icon, who died last week.

According to the Indian Express daily, X 17 online, a celebrity website reported quoting sources close to the family that Jackson's new found will states that he will be buried in the traditions of his new faith.

Last November, it was reported that the music legend had converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel.

The family is considering following the Muslim burial traditions because Michael would have wanted to be laid to rest in keeping with his new-found religious beliefs, agencies reports said.

Michael's brother Jermaine is educating the family as to the special rites, the source added.

Michael was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness but last year there were reports that the singer had converted to Islam in a ceremony conducted by an imam at a friend’s house in Los Angeles.

Jackson died last Thursday, age 50, after suffering cardiac arrest at his rented Los Angeles home.(Reuters)

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Jason 11 years ago

Michael Jackson is not a Muslim. His brother Jermaine is only. In his will he has left the custody of his children to his mother who is 80.If she dies, the children go to Diana Ross who is Jewish. It's been an absurd rumor that Jackson is a Muslim for a long time.

eftekhar ali 11 years ago

Actually it's easy to 'convert' to Islam. All one has to do is repeat two short sentences and that's it. You don't even need to have anyone as witness, as technically God is already your witness anyway. What's really hard is actually 'becoming' a Muslim; as that comes with deeds and not by words alone. But in the end we should not judge who is and who is not a Muslim, for that's something that God only knows.

MAS 11 years ago

Brother Eftekhar Ali, you have said it all!!! Let others argue about it, but it's only God Who knows the truth!!! Thanks.

Jacko 11 years ago

this is just another sign that everybody wants to get a piece of the king. He was never born a muslim. Anyway, I am sure that many christians touched his muslim dead body and I gues that is suddenly OK right :)